Julia Corvalan is an international development professional from Paraguay with expertise in South-South cooperation, development finance, and multi-dimensional poverty. In her role as Country Manager of the Fundacion Paraguaya (FP) in Tanzania, Julia led a US$5.7 million south-south cooperation program that is replicating social technology developed in South America, in Africa. The program took to scale the FP's innovative secondary school model, the Financially Self-Sufficient School, which enables schools to offset operating costs through entrepreneurial activities that simultaneously generate income and give youth hands-on business experience.
In 2014, Julia was appointed to the inaugural class of the ‘Emerging Leaders Initiative’ of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, and in 2016 to the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship for global development experts. Julia is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School (UK), where she earned an MBA with distinction in 2015, serving as a ‘Female Leader of the Future’ Scholar.